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THE UNIVERSITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

ADMISSIONS & PROGRAMME INFORMATION


Application for Admission to Postgraduate Studies
(All Taught Masters Degree Programmes) September 2017 Intake

Applicants MUST read the instructions carefully before completing the Application for Admission to Postgraduate Studies. Please note
that ONLY ONE application per applicant would be acknowledged and processed.

1. Applicants must be 16 years old on or before September 1st of the year in which they plan to start the programme.

2. The deadline for the submission of applications to the programmes listed is Friday 3oth June, 2017.

3. Applicants can ONLY apply online at www.u.tt/apply or at any of our Registry Admissions offices listed below. The application fee is waived
for online applications. Applicants who successfully complete and submit the online application will be sent an acknowledgement receipt via
email.

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Point Lisas Campus, Esperanza Road San Fernando Campus, Tarouba Link Road West Corinth Campus, Corinth Road
Brechin Castle, COUVA Tarouba, SAN FERNANDO SAN FERNANDO

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O Meara Campus, Lots 74-98 OMeara John S. Donaldson Campus Valsayn Campus, Old Southern Main
Industrial Park, ARIMA Wrightson Road, PORT OF SPAIN Road, Graver Road, VALSAYN

The University of Trinidad and Tobago


Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (E.C.I.A.F.) Campus
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno, ARIMA

4. All applicants MUST submit to the Admissions Unit of the Registry the following supporting documents either in person or via email* in order
to have his/her application form processed:
One (1) copy of the applicants Birth Certificate
One (1) copy of ALL relevant academic and/or professional certificates for GCE, CAPE, Undergraduate programme etc.

* Applicants who wish to submit relevant documents via email MUST scan and save the documents either in PDF or TIF format. All
documents MUST be sent to the email address of the first choice campus stated on the application. Applicants are asked to exercise care when
scanning and sending documents and to ensure that all documents are legible. (The University will not be held responsible for scanned
documents that are not received via emails from applicants).

ECIAF Campus admissionsEC@utt.edu.tt OMeara Campus admissionsOM@utt.edu.tt


John S. Donaldson Campus admissionsJD@utt.edu.tt Valsayn Campus admissionsVL@utt.edu.tt
San Fernando Campus admissionsSF@utt.edu.tt Corinth Campus admissionsCR@utt.edu.tt
Point Lisas Campus admissionsPL@utt.edu.tt Chaguaramas Campus admissionsCH@utt.edu.tt
Tobago Campus admissionsTB@utt.edu.tt NAPA Campus admisisonsAP@utt.edu.tt

5. Applications without the relevant supporting documents will be considered incomplete and will not be entertained for assessment.

6. Applicants MUST present ALL ORIGINAL certificates upon acceptance into the programme of choice.

7. Only OFFICIAL transcripts issued by the institutions attended will be accepted. Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:
Office of the Assistant Registrar, Admissions
The University of Trinidad and Tobago
OMeara Campus, Lots # 74-98 OMeara Industrial Park, ARIMA

8. ALL UTT programmes are GATE approved. Applicants who are Trinidad and Tobago citizens wishing to access GATE funding to cover
university tuition MUST register for the GATE E-Service at any of the Ministry of Education Tertiary Education Division satellite locations
listed on their website www.e-gate.gov.tt OR dial 800-GATE for additional information. Please be advised that the GATE E-Service
registration should be completed before September 2017 in order to access GATE funding at UTT.

9. UTT offers some programmes only at certain campuses. Please note that your choice of campus is not guaranteed and is subject to the
availability of space.

10. The overleaf gives information on the entry requirements, status and location for the programmes currently advertised. Please be guided by this
information when completing the application. For further information, please contact us at: (868) 6428888, 2234888 Option 3 or visit our
website at www.u.tt
The University of Trinidad and Tobago is inviting applications for the following postgraduate programmes:

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EXECUTIVE MASTERIN SPORT MANAGEMENT

Description:
The Executive Masters in Sport Management programme is for students with an interest in management and administration of sport, recreation, fitness,
exercise and allied fields.

Programme Venue:
Corinth Campus

Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Full Time only; Two (2) years (Mondays to Fridays on evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. two to three times weekly)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
A relevant Bachelors degree from a recognized University.

Mature Student Entry


An applicant who may not possess all the stipulated minimum academic qualifications for admission to the programme may be accepted as a Mature
Student provided that upon assessment, he/she possesses critical elements of academic and/or industry experience to enable successful entry into the
programme.

Note: Applicants will be interviewed.

MASTER OF ARTS IN CARNIVAL STUDIES

Description:
The Master of Arts in Carnival Studies degree programme will focus on Carnival as both a cultural product and a cultural practice that are unique to the
multicultural society of Trinidad and Tobago. It will provide a lens through which students will come to understand the richness, aesthetic beauty and
depth of the festivities relevant to the Carnival in particular and to the folk traditions of Trinidad and Tobago in general. The courses will deal with Mas,
Masking and the Masquerade, the history and evolution of the music and the instruments as well as the management, business, development and spread
of Carnival at home and abroad. This is a programme in which students will further their research and ethnography skills, study the history of Carnival,
Calypso and Steel band, the relative economic and social issues that arise as well as the related and applicable themes of ethno-musicology and
entrepreneurship.

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


John S. Donaldson Campus Full Time; One (1) year and Part Time; Two (2) years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (normally an upper second
degree)
A Bachelors degree with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on any previous graduate work.
Experience in Carnival, Carnival Studies or skills in Carnival related industry/productive areas of the festival will serve as an asset for
applicants.

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MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Description:
The University of Trinidad and Tobago is inviting persons to apply for entry into the Master of Education in Educational Technology programme.
The programme is designed for persons who wish to explore careers as instructional software developers; E-learning consultants; educational video
producers; instructional designers; technology support specialists; teachers; web and/or multimedia designers; distance learning developers; content
development specialists; and learning management systems developers.

Programme Options:
1. Interactive Learning Systems Development
2. E-Learning Systems Development
3. Classroom Technology Development and Usage
4. Digital Media and Animation

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Valsayn Campus Part Time; Two (2) years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants for this programme must possess one of the following:


o A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher in computer
science, information systems, information technology, web development, media and technology, education, or other related fields
o A GPA of 3.0 on any previous graduate work.
In case of GPA deficiency, experiential and lifelong learning may be considered

Additional requirements:
o A minimum of two letters of recommendation, which on the whole, clearly reflect professional success and predict academic success at the
graduate level
o Statement of purpose clearly indicating that the proposed Masters degree is appropriate to the applicants professional aspirations
o Statement of intent - a short description of the area of technology integration that would be the focus of the applicant.
Students may be required to complete an interview with faculty members of the Centre of Education programmes.
Mature Student Entry:
Applicants who does not satisfy all the stipulated minimum academic qualifications for admissions to the programme, based on years of experience and
the ability to handle the level of programme learning, may be accepted as a mature student. A petition should be submitted to the Centre for Education.

MASTERS IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Description:
The Masters in Health Administration is designed to enhance the management and leadership capabilities of middle and senior level managers in the
Health Sector. It is a taught Masters degree based on coursework, examinations and a project.

The programme is organised to address management gaps within the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sector, utilising established principles and practices in
the following key areas:
Health Systems
Management
Leadership
Health Operations Management
Health Sector Planning and Quality

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


OMeara Campus Part Time only; Three (3) years (At least one (1) weekend per month all day Friday, Saturday
and Sunday; 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelors degree in a related field and work experience at middle or senior management level in the Health Sector (Public or Private
Sector).
Mature students with significant Public and/or Private Sector experience are encouraged to apply.
Applicants are also required to submit a one-page statement of reasons for study and two (2) referees.

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Note: Applicants may be required to participate in an interview.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (IDE)

Description:
The Master of Science in Innovative Design and Entrepreneurship (IDE) is an 18-month postgraduate programme, designed to provide graduates with
the technical skills, personal development and industrial experience needed to be effective in their industrial, business or entrepreneurial careers. The
programme exposes the graduates to a number of business and technical subject areas, which cover the fundamentals of strategy, marketing,
entrepreneurship, product and process design, computational modeling and the design of mechatronic systems.

The programme consists of a combination of taught courses, industry projects, and an individual design project. It includes an international study tour
intended to expose graduates to best practices in regional and global business and industrial settings. Graduates also develop a new venture proposition,
where they complete a business plan for launching a new product or a business solution in an existing company.

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


San Fernando Campus Part Time Only; Eighteen (18) Months

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
The benchmark qualifications for entry into the IDE programme:

Persons holding a Bachelors degree in engineering, applied science, architecture or any numerate design discipline from an approved university with
a B+ average or upper Second Class honours or an equivalent cGPA;

Persons holding a Bachelors degree in engineering, applied science, architecture or any numerate discipline with a lower than B + average but with
compensating experience and /or qualifications;

Mature Entry:
Persons with significant industrial/managerial experience with a significant number of advanced courses in design/engineering. These persons will be
subjected to an assessment by a departmental panel for suitability.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Description:
The Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering is designed for students with an engineering or equivalent degree other than Petroleum or Geological
Engineering. The objective of the programme is to produce graduates with the skill sets that can be immediately useful in the upstream petroleum
industry.

The programme consists of a combination of coursework, taught courses and a project thesis, with a focus on students using their initiative under
direction and supervision to acquire the necessary knowledge to address upstream engineering problems. The instructional pedagogy uses Project Based
Learning and Team Study.

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Point Lisas Campus Full Time only; One (1) year lectures are scheduled
Monday through Saturday from 9:0am-4:00pm
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelors degree in Engineering, Geology, Natural Science or Environmental Science with a minimum GPA of 2.50

A combination of undergraduate education and equivalent experience will also be considered.

Note: The Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering programme is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) of the United Kingdom (UK)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

Description:
The Master of Science in Reservoir Engineering is offered to applicants with a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Science
disciplines or equivalent. The objective of the programme is to produce graduates with a speciality in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering who will be
industry ready to make a significant contribution from the first day on the job.

The programme has been designed to be a combination of course work and a project thesis intended to encourage students to utilize their initiative to
solve problems in Reservoir Characterisation and Reservoir Engineering.

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Point Lisas Campus Part Time only; Two-Three years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering, or another Engineering discipline, Mathematics or Physical Sciences, with a cumulative GPA of
2.7 out of 4.0.
Applicants who do not possess an Undergraduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering would be required to take courses as deemed necessary by
the Programme Professor from those offered in UTTs BASc/MEng programme, alongside courses in the MSc programme

Mature Student Entry:


Applicants with significant industry experience and practice will be considered as determined by the Programme Professor.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OPERATIONAL MARITIME MANAGEMENT

Description:
The Maritime Industry in Trinidad and Tobago requires qualified shore-based professionals to facilitate the growth of the sector. This Master of Science
in Operational Maritime Management is one of the means of developing the skill of those managers already in the shore-based industry. It also provides
an opportunity for persons new to the field to gain insights and conduct research into an emerging and dynamic local and international sector.

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) of the United Kingdom (UK).

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Chaguaramas Campus Part Time only; Two (2) years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

An officer in the Merchant Navy who holds a Management Level Certificate of Competency in compliance with the International Convention
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers(STCW), 1978, as amended in 1995 and a minimum of two (2) years
service in this capacity; OR
An officer in the Merchant Navy who holds an Operational Level Certificate of Competency in compliance with the International Convention
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers(STCW), 1978, as amended in 1995 OR
A relevant Bachelors degree
A minimum of ten (10) years middlemanagement experience in a maritimerelated company.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Description:
The Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology seeks to develop competencies in areas such as Security, Application
Development (including mobile development) Multimedia, Telecommunications and Networking. There is also an emphasis on Leadership and
Entrepreneurship.

The programme is a taught-based degree which provides a strong engineering foundation, and ensures competency in computer hardware and software
systems; digital media systems, modern digital wireline and wireless communications; networking topologies; software engineering; multimedia
technologies, and information systems.

This programme is accredited by the UK-based Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Programme Venue:
John S. Donaldson Campus

Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Full Time One and a half years (1.5 years)
Part Time only; Two (2) years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelors degree from an approved university with a B+ average or Upper Second Class honours or an equivalent GPA.

Bachelors degree with a lower than B+ average but with compensating experience and/or qualifications

Note: The Bachelors degree should be in the areas of:


Computer Engineering,
Computer Science, or
An approved science or technical field.

Other qualifications and experiences deemed suitable by the relevant Post Graduate committee.

Bridging Requirements
Applicants who have not attained the prerequisite knowledge in the subject areas stated below are required to complete an
Undergraduate level (or MSc bridging) course. These courses carry zero credits and would not contribute to the cGPA of
the Student.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

Description:
The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management programme is designed to prepare professionals to become technical managers and
leaders in the areas of Environmental Science and Management. Graduates of this programme should be able to apply scientific principles and technical
knowledge to the management of environmental issues particularly those of Air, Water, Soil and Noise pollution pertinent to Trinidad and Tobago and
the wider Caribbean region. They should be able to support the sustainable national developmental goals and fill identified human resource gaps in
business and industry. Students are trained, in particular, in preparing Environmental Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment reports via a full taught
course in each topic, accompanied by appropriate field trips to local companies.

The programme is structured to provide graduates with both breadth and depth via their exposure to a range of environmental issues, tools, techniques
and bodies of knowledge and also through the application of core specialist knowledge to specific real-life research questions. The programme consists
of eleven (11) compulsory courses and a project or practicum, each of which is three (3) credits totalling 36 credits .

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


OMeara Campus Full Time only; Two (2) years (Classes are held from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering; PLUS at least one (1) year of post Bachelors work experience
related to the environmental field; OR
A Bachelors degree in a non-related environmental field of Natural or Physical Sciences PLUS at least two (2) years of post Bachelors work
experience related to the environmental field; OR
A Bachelors degree; PLUS at least five (5) years of related work experience in the environmental field, and evidence and demonstration of
previous exposure to relevant environmental, technical or professional development training;

Mature Student Entry:


Applicants not meeting the above requirement but who possess five (5) or more years relevant work experience and can demonstrate previous exposure
to technical or professional development training may also apply. Such persons will be considered on a case by case basis.

Admission with Advanced Standing:


Applicants with qualifications and experience deemed suitable for advance standing by the Programme Professor, will be forwarded to the Postgraduate
Studies, Research and Development Committee for ratification.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTEGRATED COASTAL AND OCEAN MANAGEMENT

Description:
The Master of Science in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management (ICOM) is a postgraduate programme that provides appropriate training and
research experience to support sustainable use and rehabilitation of our coasts and oceans. This programme within the Marine Sciences targets students
interested in a specific career path in ICOM and ensures theoretical and practical knowledge and experience that will be relevant to national, regional
and international development and enterprise. Training also provides a hands-on approach to leading edge techniques and technologies and assists
improvement of life-skills that will support entrepreneurship. Candidates are provided with the option of undertaking electives from other programmes
to allow for experiential flexibility within the programme. Candidates are also provided with supportive faculty and are assigned tutors/mentors specific
to their area.

Programme Venue: Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Chaguaramas Campus Part Time only; Two (2) years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

1. A Bachelors degree from an approved university with a B+ average, upper second class, or an equivalent GPA; OR
2. A Bachelors degree with a lower B+ average but with compensating experience and/or qualifications; OR
3. Other professional qualifications and experience deemed suitable by the Board for Post-Graduate Studies, Research and Development; AND
Should have general computer skills. Experience with MS Excel (or equivalent) and/or databases are advantageous
An essay submission with a count between fifteen hundred (1500) to two thousand (2000) on, Why do you want to do a Master of
Science in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management programme?

Mature Student Entry:


An applicant who does not satisfy all the stipulated minimum academic or technical qualifications for admission to the programme may be accepted as a
Mature Student. He/she would need to possess the critical elements of the stipulated qualification and would be assessed as possessing a combination of
qualifications and educational or experiential maturity to enable him/her to successfully participate in the programme.

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MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

Description:
The Master of Philosophy is awarded on completion of a Thesis, based on innovative work, demonstrating evidence of mastery in the application of
advanced techniques in the solution of a research problem, and the successful completion of four (4) mandatory research courses and two (2) or three (3)
seminars. There must be an oral defence of the Thesis.

Programme Venue:
OMeara Campus

Mode of Delivery and Duration:


FULL TIME & PART TIME

Entry Requirements:
Persons holding a Taught Masters Degree from an approved university with a B average or equivalent GPA.
Persons holding a Bachelors degree from an approved university with a B+ average, or Upper Second Class Honors or equivalent GPA.

Persons with other professional qualifications and industrial or business experience deemed to be suitable by the Post Graduate Studies and
Research Committee.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)

Description:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees are awarded on the basis of a Thesis based on original research, together with successful completion of four (4)
mandatory research courses and three (3) seminars. The written Thesis report must provide documentation of a significant original contribution to the
body of knowledge in the area of study and an oral defence of the Thesis.

Programme Venue:
OMeara Campus

Mode of Delivery and Duration:


FULL TIME & PART TIME

Entry Requirements:
Persons holding a Research Masters degree from an approved university.

Persons holding a Taught Masters Degree from an approved university with a B average or equivalent GPA.

Persons with other professional qualifications and experience deemed to be suitable by the postgraduate Studies and Research Committee as
recommended by the Programme Professor/Leader.

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Description:
The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) identified the need for the development of this Professional Certificate in Healthcare Management and
Leadership programme which is geared towards equipping current and future healthcare professionals in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the wider
Caribbean in general, with the requisite knowledge and skills for effective management and leadership of healthcare institutions in both public and
private health sectors.

The programme is projected to build and/or enhance competencies that would allow health leaders to address both national and institutional healthcare
issues, with the view to applying the skill-sets learnt into the daily demands of the industry. This will be offered at the Post Graduate level.

Potential Careers:
Middle/Senior Level Supervisors/Managers in the public areas of the Health Sector
Middle/Senior Level Supervisors/Managers in the private areas of the Health Sector

Programme Venue:
OMeara Campus

Mode of Delivery and Duration:


Part Time; one (1) year

Entry Requirements:
A Bachelor of Science Degree in a related field e.g. Biomedical, Education and Social Sciences.

At least five (5) years professional experience working in the health sector.

Other equivalent qualifications may also be considered.


Applicants will be required

Mature Student Entry:


An applicant who does not satisfy all the stipulated minimum academic or technical qualifications for admission to the programme may be accepted as a
Mature Student. He/she would need to possess the critical elements of the stipulated qualification including regulatory requirements, and would be
assessed by the UTT as possessing a combination of qualifications and educational or experiential maturity to enable him/her to successfully participate
in the programme.

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